Financial

Bathstore has gone into administration – your rights explained

Bathstore has gone into administration. Its 135 stores will carry on trading while the administrators look for a buyer. Here’s what you need to know. Q. I have paid for an order but the goods have not...[Read More]

It’s our fantastic ISAs explained event today!

Posted June 18, 2019by Sarah Pennells - Last updated - June 18, 2019 Font size We’re holding our event designed to demystify ISAs, in London this evening. We’ll be explaining how to get the best inter...[Read More]

BBC to end free TV licences for over 75s

Posted June 13, 2019by Sarah Gartside - Last updated - June 13, 2019 Font size The BBC has announced that it won’t provide free TV licences for people aged over 75 from June 1st 2020, unless they’re c...[Read More]

What’s happening with Neil Woodford’s fund?

It’s been over a week since investors in Neil Woodford’s Equity Income fund have been able to take their money out. Why did the fund stop withdrawals and what happens next? Why did the fund stop inves...[Read More]

Banks’ limits on paying new and existing payees via mobile and online banking

There’s been a lot about fraud and what banks are doing to combat fraud, and improvements they’re making in repaying customers who’ve been victims of certain types of fraud. But one of the things that...[Read More]

Whirlpool tumble dryer recall – what’s the latest?

The government announced yesterday that it’s told Whirlpool that it intends issue it with a recall notice. What do you need to know about the Whirlpool tumble dryer recall? Whirlpool tumble dryer reca...[Read More]

Investing for your new baby

There’s no question that having a baby is a life-changing event. Not only from an emotional perspective, but from a financial perspective too.All of a sudden you’re faced with a number of additional c...[Read More]

What was said at the judicial review into the state pension age

The second day of the judicial review into the rise in state pension age was a chance to hear the government’s defence – why it didn’t think the decision to raise the state pension age was unfair on w...[Read More]

The judicial review hearing into the rise in women’s state pension age

The long-awaited judicial review into the rises in state pension age, and how they affected women, gets underway today and continues on Thursday. I hope it will bring about change for millions of wome...[Read More]

What do ten of the most popular investment funds invest in?

It’s getting near to the end of the tax year and that means there’s a lot of adverts encouraging us to invest in a stocks and shares ISA. But you don’t actually invest in an ISA, your money is investe...[Read More]

Period poverty – what is it and what’s being done?

Posted March 22, 2019by Sarah Gartside - Last updated - March 28, 2019 Font size At the recent spring budget, one of the few measures announced by the chancellor was the provision of tampons and pads ...[Read More]

Probate fees – what you’ll pay to sort out someone’s financial affairs

Posted April 3, 2019by Sarah Pennells - Last updated - April 17, 2019 Font size If someone dies, you’ll have to pay a fee in order to be able to sort out their financial affairs. These probate fees ar...[Read More]